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He's a technology geek and a political junkie. He's done stand-up comedy and describes himself as "a smart, funny and extremely handsome dude". He also holds the too-cool title Director of Digital for satirical news empire The Onion (which recently sported this headline: "Anthropologists Trace Human Origins Back to One Large Goat.") Ah, it's good to be Baratunde Thurston.
As CEO of Fairfax Digital, the online arm of Fairfax Media, Jack Matthews has been steering the Australian news giant since 2006 (when internet journalism was still an afterthought for most publishing houses). Matthews says in the interview that while advertising still drives of the bulk of Fairfax's revenues, he is aware that media companies are experimenting with the sales of good and services.
Australians' use of handhelds to track the election and its aftermath led to record usage levels. Nielsen's Mobile Market Intelligence service saw overall volume leap by 19 percent in August, compared to July, with the major news organisations the key beneficiaries of the traffic increase.